This page is dedicated to responses from people, or feedback, about the support that Canela Michelle offers.
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"Lit up....Hi Canela,
I am so in Love like never before.
What a release and embodiment that happened in the session with you. When do you have available a follow-up Skype session?
Bo Brandt Laursen, Denmark
"I attended Canela's meeting on Sunday at Still Point (Oct 2012 London)
It included everything even what is often labelled as ' The good, the bad and the ugly' ...
I am a lover of What Is.
So this is the type of meeting that evokes a desire to attend with the knowing that this unique expression would be allowed to be, fully.
No spiritual bypassing, no denial of 'what is here' no bouncer on the door trying to leave the messy aspects of life/love outside of the 'sacred space' no no such 'cover up here...' Canela's willingness to share the whole of self ... allowed the unspoken to finally speak...in the presence of those aspect able to hear .... Yes All could be here .... is there any other way ?
Hugs Canela <3"
Tina Vallely, London, England
"I really enjoyed Canela's style of Satsang. The toning was quite new to me and very effective, it evoked in me a pleasantly acute awareness. Canela was not at all 'on another plane' but very open in sharing her own human joys and sorrows and yet also able to convey the sense of it all being just as it is."
Anna, London, England
"Canela created an atmosphere of emotional openness and warmth that invited resting in that intimacy. Authentic movement the next day presented another possibility of communicating with the Self, of coming home, coming back.I really enjoyed both."
Lynn-Marie Harper, London, England
"Easy and enlightening"
"I really got a lot from Canela's talk"
Paul, London, England
"A really lovely weekend with Canela who created a very gentle and loving space for all to share. Thank you Canela for a lovely, open and honest sharing on Friday night and the weekend Satsang."
Marian, London, England
"It was a real privilege to meet Canela and a powerful and enjoyable Satsang. Canela's style is so open, humble, and freeing, and it points so effectively towards a place of love and non separation, So glad I went."
Kevin Pritchett, London, England
"Thanks so much for Satsang last night, Canela Michelle!! I so needed that...being filled with loving energy, being supported so completely, to let go and allow even more of me to be me...mucho thankso! :)"
N.R., North Vancouver, BC, Canada
"Canela has come into my life at the most wonderful time. I’ve been needing to move deeper and here she is! Through her book and through some extraordinary phone call sessions, she has - with great sensitivity, delicious humour and deep compassion - been able to help me draw forth and experience what needs to be felt and seen. With her help I am touching into what’s really here, both waiting and present, of my human nature and that which embraces it. Things are starting to go “click” inside and I look forward to more. I can’t begin to express my gratitude."
The Rev. John Gorsuch, Bellingham, WA
"Canela is something else - she combines razor sharp empathy with joy and a knowledge of being at home: she sees and helps otherse see through their emotional blocks - something rare in the 'non-dual' world..."
Bruce Stevenson, London, England
“Dear Canela, My individual Satsang sessions with you were incredibly loving and transformational. What a privilege to work with such a gifted and insightful healer. You are a blessing to the world and to humanity!
Love and hugs,”
Laura Katleman, Newton, MA
Author of ‘Skinny Thinking’
It so good to receive your Satsang Invitations again. I find them very helpful in my continuing practice in opening up more fully to the love that I am. Namaste,"
Gloria Kotansky, Chicago, IL
After the private phone session with you, I spent some days really moved, it was profound, so I am very grateful, it showed me some things I hadn't seen, very powerful
so thanks so much!"
Lolis Lozano, Mexico City, Mexico
I am always amazed at the amount of energy I have after the individual sessions. ... and my voice is getting stronger"
Debra F., White Rock, BC
"Last week's Satsang on Trust was an incredible experience of expansion for me and of feeling safe and contained in Love. I also had a wonderful realization connected to a dream I had had the previous night! It's exciting to wonder what the next Satsang will bring! I'm so grateful for this!"
Nancy Riecken, North Vancouver, BC
I'm Andreas and only like to share gratitude for your appearance on NeverNotHere on Valentine's.
Some lovely pointers there on the possibility of not shutting oneself out and staying open.
I actually watched a bit of that video again only a few days ago, reminding me to welcome every expression within and without.
Hope to hear more from you and all the best wishes, Love"
Andreas Hakangard, Sweden
"Greetings Canela, I wanted to express my appreciation for the Satsang over the weekend. It was a wonderful collective experience and the residuals have been liberating. The river of love has released the resistance to the truth and a blockage of fear has been set free to flow away into the infinite. New freedoms have come as a result. To the group I offer thanks, to myself and all of you I offer love. Namaste"
David Marshall, Richmond, BC
Satsang with YOU is the BEST!!! Thank YOU for being there! Well... here I mean..."
A.B., North Vancouver, BC
"Good evening Canela, just a note to say thanks for your heart felt words of understanding and encouragement. I feel you understand me better than I understand myself so the help you offer with your words of compassion and guidance are precious to me. It’s both amusing and tragic that knowing “what is” is not nearly enough “to be what is”. (I don’t know how to write about this, every statement I make gets negated when reread, that’s the amusing part – waiting for the negation to be the initial response, the fact that I’m waiting is the tragic part). But I thank you dearly for supporting me to remove another self-imposed blind fold.
Looking forward to the next time, Love"
John McGeachie, White Rock, BC
I loved reading your book called 'Right Here Right Now Meditations'. I found in this book A Peaceful Harmonizing Energy and it took me to a different State Of Mind.
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a wonderful book like this one."
Dora Bergen, Realtor, West Vancouver,
I was just watching an edited clip from Richard Miller’s NeverNotHere channel called “Ultimate Awareness”.
As always you speak so clearly and passionately, and this is partly just to say thanks for all that."
John Donaldson, France
"Hi there Canela,
I just watched you being interviewed on Conscious TV. Thank you for posting it. It's good to hear your story. I feel I know you much better now.....and I'm reminded of the words to one of the songs we sing in Sacred Web. It's the group I'm practicing with to record a cd at the Banff School of Fine Arts beginning August 20th. 121 people from across North America are singing in this project. Anyways the words go "Love is to know and to be known...." Another song your story reminds me goes "Stand here till all you were can wander away and come back slowly carrying a strange new flavour into your life."
I've enjoyed reading your book in new ways. It's surprising because I've read many of the entries previously, right---but everything is new every day. Personally the strongest message coming through your book for me is the emphasis on acting on what's true and loving for yourself in every moment. From that place more and more flow happens and others happen to be "helped" naturally without strings attached or projections interfering. It's cool.
Gloria Tiede, White Rock, BC
"I have been enjoying your Zen moments since I bought 'Right Here, Right Now Meditations.' I love how it can be opened to any page for an experience of stillness. It's very beautiful! Each 'invitation' is clear, intelligent, and has an easily-understood value and practice. And every page resonates powerfully with the energy and grace of Oneness."
Arvana, Ontario, Organizer of 'The Gathering' http://zoxon.com/ref/10770
"My First Time Consciously Experiencing the Moment
in Satsang with Canela.
Being in the present moment was never easy for me. My mind would love to race around into the 'what if' and project scenarios that would never materialize. The idea of a four hour Satsang was daunting. Then, after a meditation and a connection, I knew what it was like to be in the moment. Without a racing mind and being in my heart, I felt the most incredible form of joy. Words like bliss and ecstasy don't begin to describe what i was feeling. I was in a room with strangers, yet never felt more connected in my entire life. Nothing else mattered but that moment. It allowed me to feel a genuine connection with myself.
For those of you who have never experienced what it's like to live in the moment, I would encourage you to attend a Satsang with Canela. The atmosphere is light and playful. The people attending the sessions are professionals from a variety of races, ages and backgrounds. When you feel the energy, you too may experience we are all One."
- Dal R., Abbotsford, BC
The drive back to the village was especially notable, since it was an intense blue sky without a single cloud, and the colour of the fields ranged from a deep earth brown to the golden yellow stubble of the harvested crops - a smorgasbord of intense colours. The colours of the fall season sink deeply into me, and it's almost as if each colour has a palpable inner resonance.
It feels very nice to come back to my little oasis, especially with the deep impressions from our contact. My gratitude for your attention and support. I feel very nourished spiritually from the Satsang sessions and time we had together. Meeting members of your family and seeing you in your oasis was a real treat and felt quite natural.
I plan to have more regular contact with you, and will email you when I am ready to fix a time and date. It also feels right to continue with the Reiki, and I will contemplate how that could come about. I will check in with your website to keep in touch with your schedule.
It was an intense week, and I am curious to see what transpires over the next month as an aftershock. Already there is a greater sense of being real, and by that I mean I feel more authentic, less distant to myself. This intimacy is for me the fulfilment, in spite of the dramas of life. Just to see the truth in my experience brings more of this realness...... I suppose my practice is defining itself.”
- Doug Christou, Carmangay, Alberta
With my aperture already opened a crack,
Offering a glimpse of my true nature but never lasting.
With your eyes looking into mine...
A crowbar made of soft tendrils...
Pried it wide open and invited me to jump off into NOTHING.
I did and saw that we are all the same.
What bliss to be held and nurtured by NOTHING's loving embrace!
- Oje, Deep Cove, BC
"Hi to you Canela!
Yes, my life has changed from before and after taking the abundance course for sure! Firstly, abundances have become more plentiful which is, I believe, from being more aware of the abundance I have in my life already and abundance in the world around me in general. Secondly, I feel abundances come more quickly now definitely as a result of incorporating the alchemization of energies into my "wants" statements. Thirdly, I've noticed my statements are more specific/precise since taking the course and I notice more around me of the things I want to draw in.
Overall, I feel like I'm now on my way to creating or, I should say, co-creating with the Universe, how I would like to see my life rather than viewing myself as not having this type of control-- this was the old way/way of the past. I feel like the exercises helped to put me back on track/coming into alignment with my true Self; something I had begun back when I was around 30 but didn't continue out of fear and lack of support. And also, speaking of support, having the support of you and the others in the class there, who are also working/doing this same stuff; has given me way more confidence which I've been lacking and the courage and strength to continue in this direction. So thanks for this!!
Loved the course!"
-Nancy Riecken, North Vancouver, BC
"Canela is a radiant lover of love."
- Catherine Ingram, Dharma Dialogs, Portland, Oregon
"Thank you so much for your support and healing following my Grandmother's passing. The ReiKi sessions with you and the ReiKi I Course were significant healing and learning experiences for me. You are a wonderful teacher and you are helping me to see life in a new way. Thank you for everything! I am truly grateful! With Love and Thanks."
- Jacqueline, Vancouver, British Columbia
"During a four-hour Satsang led by Canela in June 2009, my concept of Reality shattered.
Others previously hinted that something greater laid in wait. Authors swore by It, gurus, lamas and rinpoches promised It, if one just lets go.
But in June, Canela created a safe space where I allowed myself to experience It, if for only a few hours.
Since then, she has helped me chip away some frosty edges, allowing me to become more Aware, more readily and more often.
Our latest visit was a completely transformative one-on-one.
This is, without question, one of the most important spiritual connections I've made."
- Kevin D., White Rock, BC
"The Satsangs on Bowen were deep and beautiful. When sitting in the front on 'the chair', I felt an amazing vibration coming up from the earth and through my feet and then throughout my body and filling every cell of my Being. Such a feeling of Love and Oneness!"
- Hari (Harriet), Victoria, B.C.
"I Love Satsang with Canela! It is a contagiously light and joyful
experience. Her insights bring me to a greater place of Self awareness and acceptance."
- Karen Epp, Vancouver, B.C.
"We do live a high paced life. We do think about our financial investments. However, we do not always take time to invest in our peace of mind. Most of our problems derive from detachment of our soul from our mind and from our body. Going through meditation I was thinking about world's greatest minds:
Pythagoras, who said: '... Learn to be silent, let your mind listen and absorb ...' (580-500 B.C.)
Blaise Pascal: '... All men's mysteries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone ... (17th century)'
I experienced break-through of my vicious cycle of thoughts during Satsang meditation. I was able to enter gaps between them. It helped me to find a sense of total peace and clarity that it is the space between the notes that makes the music."
- Galena Bogatch, White Rock, B.C.
"Canela Michelle allows the Space for Remembrance to relax into Itself. Nothing is simpler or more intimate than This. Let this Satsang have you."
- Michael Beifuss, Salt Spring Island, B.C.
"My sessions with you have left deep impressions in my consciousness, and my current state is centered and peaceful.
I noticed that I received your observations about me quite impersonally; your insights are appreciated.
I got a strong mental jolt at the beginning of my private session with you.
I remember that your presence supported me to suddenly snap out of a comfortable, introverted mental state as I sat down, and into a high alertness state.
The difference between these two mental states was striking to witness, as was the rapid shift from one to the other.
I feel blessed by your presence in my life Canela, and sense a strong connection to you and your path.
I hope we meet again in the not too distant future. Keep sending those email fan-outs!
- Doug Christou, Carmangay, Alberta
"Receiving ReiKi with Canela has provided an awareness of myself that I was unable to acquire through any other window. With ReiKi, Canela has invited me on a mission to 'release the comfort of carrying a burden'."
- Debra Lewis, North Vancouver, B.C.
"My first experience with Satsang was in Vancouver, with Canela, and it was an amazing and wonderful experience. With her light, love and humour I was gently guided to the space between the thoughts. I have since experienced many Satsangs with Canela and it has changed my way of being. I am so thrilled that Lethbridge, and those that come from elsewhere, will experience Satsang with Canela!"
- Saria, Lethbridge, AB
Thank you for this message, (speaking of the bimonthly email invitations) it resonates with my experience especially after the Individual Satsang and Reiki session, going back into my sad-fearful childhood, those dark moments I kept playing in my mind. With your help in deeper seeing, I noticed the layers of peace under that known darkness that had held me hostage, until Now......I don't know what will happen next, but it feels great to let some light into that part.
- M.F., New Westminster, BC
"ReiKi with Canela on a regular basis has helped me develop the resilience I didn't seem to have before, to deal with life's challenges from a much more empowered perspective.
A deep store of well-being is being developed each time I visit, and I draw from this daily to use in the course of everyday life.
It helps me to come from a more balanced and fulfilled space, which means that I am more likely to contribute to everyone around me in a more positive and value-adding way, than would be the case if I felt depleted and needy.
The result is a more peaceful existence and one that feels richer and deeper; and consequently more loving of others and myself.
Added to this is the physical benefit I have enjoyed. For years I suffered with a frequently occurring bladder infection, something that I now (thankfully) rarely experience. Canela also worked directly on a very painful shoulder, which healed itself within days, and is still helping me with a more persistent hip pain, that still pops up now and again, but is no longer constantly painful when I walk.
My ReiKi sessions are my special gift to me each month and they have a significant and wonderful impact on all aspects of my life! "
- Su Townsend, North Vancouver, British Columbia
"My whole life took a turn for the better last week. Again. Because, once again, I experienced the magic of ReiKi with Canela. That means, once again, I felt my energy come back to me - on all levels: mental, physical and spiritual. Once again, I trusted the experience, the expertise and the amazing intuition that she brings into her work. Once again, I felt body mind and soul respond to her gifted play of ReiKi energy. And now, days later, I still feel its wonderful effect.
We live in a world bereft of magic, impoverished by our lack of ability to feel miracles. It is my belief
that experiencing healing through Canela's "magic" is one of my life's most lovely miracles.
Thank you Canela."
- Luan Giffin, Vancouver, British Columbia
"I have been receiving Reiki sessions from Canela for a couple of years, and have also completed her Reiki Level One training. I have recommended her sessions and classes to several friends and clients, and all who have gone to see her have been extremely happy with their experiences. My own sessions with Canela have
been invaluable. There is something that opens up in me, something that is so precious and important that begins to awaken when she makes available the space for it. I come closer to myself each time I have a session. I feel so fortunate to be able to experience this healing, and it is Canela's talent and powerful natural capacity for healing and compassion that enables it. In addition to this natural ability, her dedication to herself and her own growth is clearly reflected in her work. To be able to meet with her and experience the consequence of that commitment is an indescribable gift."
- N. Deagan, Vancouver, B.C.
"Hi Canela - I feel so much better after my session! It was amazing. It felt like a whole bunch of stuff surfaced, and released. Wonderful!!"
- J.V., Vancouver, BC
"When I have a Reiki session with Canela I always feel very taken care of and loved. Considering I do not have my mom living close by, Canela sometimes takes on that part of the loving mother for me... Canela's guidance supports me in every day life. After a session I feel emotionally balanced and my body feels refreshed.
The room she works in has a very nice atmosphere and is close to the sky which I personally like. Thank you Canela!"
- Alexandra Busse, North Vancouver, BC
"We completed our 4 hour Satsang and I wanted to share with others on my experience of sitting in the chair as a journey home. I feel like who I am has expanded in a very gentle and loving way and, if only fleeting, experienced the divine in self and others. It was experiential and a state of being that I would like to experience again and again....""
- Kate O'Hare, White Rock, BC
"Canela has unveiled the truth that lies dormant in all of us, and has chosen to share this beautiful uncovering through Satsang. It is easy to be drawn into the awakened state while sitting in her presence and listening to her words. With unconditional love and supreme gentleness, she is openly committed to sharing this sacred news with all who enter her radiant field of being. Canela's radical acceptance of life continues to serve as a vast portal for consciousness to reveal its Self unto its Self."
- Kyle Hoobin, Vancouver, B.C.
"Canela's Satsangs in Tucson were exquisite. Canela's ability to speak straight from the heart touched many people."
- Will (Brahm) Foster, Phoenix, Arizona
"ReiKi with Canela is a deep, grounding experience. I always leave feeling 'back' in my body and centered."
- Karen Epp, Vancouver, BC
"Satsang with Canela feels like a gentle reminder for me of who and what I really am - light, laughter and love.
Thank you Canela!"
- Andrew Fawcett, Vancouver, B.C.
"The Group Satsang sessions are eye-opening...to see that other people have the same problems in life I have already been through or where I am right now. And I always learn something about life and what it may throw at you and what possibilities there are to make them easier on you or help you through them.
The One on One with Canela after the meditation part is always releasing and in the end fulfilling and enjoyable... she and I never know what might come up but she is with me in my laughter and my tears and I appreciate that very much!
Thank you Canela!"
- Alexandra Busse, North Vancouver, BC
"I am so grateful for the weekend Satsang that happened here and I so enjoyed the time we shared together. When I went to the garden centre/greenhouse on Monday, the plants and flowers were so much more vivid. Even though it was vivid prior to the weekend it is even more so now and continues to be so. Each time I water or work with the plants there is such an energy from them. Being One With All takes on a new meaning for me, such a "coming together" so to speak."
- Saria, Lethbridge, AB
"I highly recommend Satsang with Canela. The format Canela has chosen is creative and in my experience very effective. I found the toning to be powerful, the meditation facilitated by strong stillness and the work with individuals transformative. I looked forward each week to the Monday evening Satsangs and experienced the benefits during the whole day before the session began. Canela's Satsangs are a wonderful gift."
- D.J., North Vancouver, BC
"I met Canela in Satsang in Seattle, and I experienced her as clear, and alert, taking each thing that came her way graciously, and with an ease I recognize as that of one who is awake. Her laughter, her joy, her great compassion, all reveal her to be one who is aware of her true self. I recognized my true self, in her ease. Canela has become my friend, and confidant, helping me recognize once again, my own true self that had eclipsed, and I was searching to find, to rest in once more. She has been supportive of me with compassion, love, and wisdom, I am grateful that we have crossed paths in this large life. There is a sense of wonder in that, and a sense of personal love coming from this wholeness, this largeness of life."
- Sherry Stewart, Seattle, WA
"This is the gift of Canela Michelle. Words and wisdom are all around us, I have plenty of it myself. But being with Canela is a complete invitation into the Moment, where wisdom and mind and ego fade and simple truth shows up. Canela "gives" nothing more than the opportunity to throw away your props and Be. I've never received a more beautiful gift!"
- Wayne Froese, Burnaby, B.C.
" While attending Satsang with Canela, I experienced a profound sense of indifference, as to my fate at the hands of anyone who might disagree or wish me ill and this indifference allowed me to proceed in any direction I wished, with confidence - absent of fear of any potential reprisal."
- Hank Leis, White Rock, B.C.
" Hi Canela,
I only have a minute and I want to thank you for that great session the other day. You are very good at what you do - all aspects. I felt very supported by your words, they offered new possibilities on a couple of fronts and I am still feeling the sense of 'Oneness' in my being. My cleanse has been working away, adding to the experience and all and all I am in great shape.
Thank you THANK YOU
- Duncan Fraser, Gabriola Island, BC